There’s been a gaping lady-hole (i.e. lack of coverage of women) on CurrentTV’s infoMania since Sarah Haskins stopped making “Target Women”, but now that lady-hole has been filled by new contributor Erin Gibson with the very similar segment “Modern Lady”! Haskins made the introduction formal by passing down The Golden Tampon to Gibson (which begs the question: why don’t I have a giant golden tampon? Etsy, get on this).
Gibson’s first appearance on the show was last Thursday, and her first “Modern Lady” segment was about moms on reality TV who harbor not-so-secret wishes to pose nude for Playboy.
Gibson also posted an introduction video (“Erin Gibson Preempts Your Burning Questions”) on current.com which invited viewers to ask questions, but instead they mostly left vicious comments about how she’s a “turd in the beautiful punchbowl” that is infoMania, they should give her time to Ben Hoffman instead and “Sarah Haskin [sic] is turning in her grave right now.” (Just to clarify, Sarah Haskins? Not dead.) To be honest, I don’t think Gibson is quite as funny as Haskins in what has been shown so far, but she did just start, her “Modern Lady” segment was good, and dammit, those are some big lady-shoes to fill. I’m also just glad that infoMania has a new segment devoted to the treatment of women in media. Also, Ben Hoffman is like 30% of that show and is not always funny, so we really don’t need more of him. If you enjoyed “Target Women”, check out “Modern Lady” on infoMania.